Great Lakes Christian College

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Summary

Great Lakes Christian College, an institution of higher education affiliated with Christian churches/churches of christ, seeks to glorify God by preparing students to be servant-leaders in the church and world. To provide bible-oriented systematic training, resulting in a two or four year degree.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Great Lakes Christian College
6211 W Willow Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

Website: glcc.edu

Phone: (517) 321-0242

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 386080947

CEO/President: Dr Frank Weller

Chairman: Dr Frank Weller

Board size: 17

Founder: Ralph R. Woodard

Ruling year: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2001


Purpose

Great Lakes Christian College, an institution of higher education affiliated with Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, seeks to glorify God by preparing students to be servant-leaders in the church and world.


Mission statement

Preparing students to be servant-leaders in the church and world.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating721 of 107785 of 130
Fund acquisition rating675 of 107884 of 130
Resource allocation rating1027 of 1078122 of 130
Asset utilization rating237 of 107717 of 130

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%11%13%10%9%13%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%6%6%5%5%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
18%52%45%51%52%40%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
2%5%5%5%5%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
82%48%55%49%48%60%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%69%69%73%70%71%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%120%119%98%96%117%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%83%82%71%67%83%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%-20%-19%2%4%-17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%-27%-22%3%4%-18%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%26%26%22%26%24%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.500.940.960.830.870.58
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.661.931.982.032.375.09
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.541.831.911.692.072.95
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.304.504.434.793.942.46
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.140.220.230.210.250.41
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.415.114.875.624.332.42
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
25%41%29%19%15%52%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
15%27%15%6%0%41%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
143%62%74%97%98%82%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,523,021$1,582,685$1,682,057$1,342,931$965,329
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$206,470$193,173$181,538$138,013$193,614
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,729,491$1,775,858$1,863,595$1,480,944$1,158,943
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$647,569$663,261$716,636$709,428$4,537,712
Other long-term assets$964,400$1,082,000$1,199,600$1,317,200$200,000
Total long-term assets$1,611,969$1,745,261$1,916,236$2,026,628$4,737,712
Total assets$3,341,460$3,521,119$3,779,831$3,507,572$5,896,655
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$44,496$51,171$29,357$5,731$90,336
Other current liabilities$340,000$350,000$360,000$370,000$380,000
Total current liabilities$384,496$401,171$389,357$375,731$470,336
Debt$885,719$512,840$219,560$0$2,446,876
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$103,597$94,036$120,926$134,180$171,462
Total long-term liabilities$989,316$606,876$340,486$134,180$2,618,338
Total liabilities$1,373,812$1,008,047$729,843$509,911$3,088,674
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$415,721$943,622$1,481,507$1,845,395$1,756,244
With donor restrictions$1,551,927$1,569,450$1,568,481$1,152,266$1,051,737
Net assets$1,967,648$2,513,072$3,049,988$2,997,661$2,807,981
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,376,715$1,289,492$1,655,821$1,666,240$1,175,713
Program service revenue$1,147,214$1,430,558$1,440,545$1,417,014$1,665,772
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$97,361$73,892$70,658$38,668$11,267
Other revenue$10,000$50,752$63,530$67,240$61,499
Total other revenue$1,254,575$1,555,202$1,574,733$1,522,922$1,738,538
Total revenue$2,631,290$2,844,694$3,230,554$3,189,162$2,914,251
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,186,149$2,344,448$2,309,030$2,132,123$2,430,382
Management and general$814,437$878,956$680,440$785,223$835,583
Fundraising$155,869$163,065$160,560$146,842$152,419
Total expenses$3,156,455$3,386,469$3,150,030$3,064,188$3,418,384
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($525,165)($541,775)$80,524$124,974($504,133)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($525,165)($541,775)$80,524$124,974($504,133)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Lawrence L CarterPresident$102,396
Timothy WynsmaVP Finance/Operations Star$69,044

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


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History

Over a generation ago, men of God were deeply concerned with the lack of vitality and the shrinking numbers of Christian Churches/Churches of Christ in Michigan. Their concern led to plans for founding Great Lakes Bible College, which came into being in 1949 at Rock Lake, near Vestaburg, Michigan. Twelve students were enrolled during the first year, and their classes convened in the log cabin of Ralph R. Woodard, who was to become the first President of the College.

In 1951, the young College purchased a nearby eighty-acre farm, which was converted into the first campus. Recognizing the advantages of an urban location, the Trustees decided to move the campus to the capital city, Lansing, in 1958. The College occupied the Dodge Mansion for fourteen years. In 1970, the College purchased a forty-acre site on the west edge of Lansing, and the first buildings were constructed for use in 1972. Additional land was added later, and facilities have been constructed as needed. In 1992, the College's name was changed to Great Lakes Christian College.

In 2002 accreditation was granted by The Higher Learning Commission and GLCC became a member of the North Central Association. Reaffirmation took place in 2007. The Doty Center, a multi-purpose gymnasium and event center, was built at the heart of the campus and was completed in 2008. The first phase of the Knowles Learning Center - Office Suites is also completed.


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